WE DID IT! – We helped the Commander reach his initial fundraising goal of $50,000 for PROJECT: VetRelief. Additional monies collected for his project will now go towards ALL Florida Legion programs. Donations can still be made to PROJECT: VetRelief, just be sure to indicate where you’d like the funds to be applied in the memo of the check, or by making your check directly to PROJECT: VetRelief.
At the beginning of the year, the Commander set a goal to collect $50,000 during his one-year term as Department Commander for PROJECT: VetRelief. Once the goal of $50,000 has been met, he decided that any additional donations submitted and made payable to “The American Legion, Department of Florida” and indicating “Commander’s Project” in the memo line will go towards other Florida Legion Programs. However, the Legion Family can still contribute to PVR by making donations directly payable to PROEJCT: VetRelief, but be sure to include “Commander’s Project” in the memo.
Commander Shuga has decided to raise his fundraising goal to $75,000 to continue his efforts in providing funds for our Legion programs. He knows that with the generosity of the Legion Family and the passion they have for the Florida Legion programs, this goal is very attainable! Let’s help him reach his secondary goal, and ultimately help veterans and their families through our various programs!
PROJECT: VetRelief is an initiative supported by The American Legion, Department of Florida, a historically rich and influential veterans’ service organization. This initiative focuses on ensuring that our service men and women have the backing they need to live successful and thriving civilian lives. We facilitate our service through three main areas: Emergency Assistance, Benefits Support, and Community Engagement. By fostering a community of veterans helping veterans we are able to assist during times of immediate need, work to secure benefits earned with service, and provide encouragement through mentorship. Through PROJECT: VetRelief we offer a hand up, not a hand out, to strengthen our service members with dignity and empower them to light the way for the next generation of veterans.